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Fox Point home damaged following fire; cause remains under investigation

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FOX POINT (WITI) — Firefighters were called out to a house fire in Fox Point Tuesday night, September 24th.

Crews were dispatched to the scene around 10:17 p.m. after a resident reported her home was on fire.

The resident was notified when a neighbor knocked on her door advising her that there was fire coming from the roof of the home. The residents were advised to evacuate and fire and law enforcement units were dispatched immediately.

“All of a sudden I hear my doorbell ringing, banging on my door, and I got out of bed, and I went to my door, and it was one of my neighbors walking his dog.  And he said, ‘Joanne get out of the house. Your house is on fire,'” Joanne Flanagan said.

Upon arrival, the Fox Point Police Department units advised the dispatch center that there was fire coming from multiple sides of the roof.

Responding fire units were notified of this information and the on duty shift commander requested the call be upgraded to bring additional resources to the scene. On the arrival of the first fire companies, it was confirmed that the home had been evacuated and an aggressive interior attack was initiated on a fire in the attic and roof area of the home.

The fire was quickly brought under control.

There is extensive fire, smoke and water damage throughout a majority of the home. An approximate damage estimate is not available at this time.

There were no injuries to any of the occupants of the home or any of the personnel operating at the scene.

The American Red Cross is assisting the three residents.

Authorities say the home was well equipped with working smoke detectors, however given the location of the fire; none of the detectors were activated.

Investigators from North Shore Fire/Rescue in cooperation with Fox Point Police Department will investigate the cause and origin of the fire.

North Shore Fire/Rescue was assisted by several area fire departments, both on the scene and with covering subsequent calls for service.